Golden Era

Number of irrigation projects came up during Congress Rule

Number of irrigation projects came up during Congress Rule

Golden Era
In order to cover a larger part of the agriculture land for cultivation and to encompass the drought hit areas under agricultural activity, Congress government had rolled out a comprehensive plan of constructing major and minor irrigation projects across the state. Several irrigation projects like Pranahitha, Polavaram, Ettipottula and others came up during the congress regime which supplied water for the lakhs of acre of the land for agriculture. The then Congress government had tried to resolve the disputes over the distribution of Krishna and Godavari waters with neighboring Karnataka and Maharashtra governments to benefit the state projects. The most popular Jalayagnam policy had made it possible for the Congress government to expedite several irrigation projects in the state for th...
IT sector witnessed remarkable growth during Congress regime

IT sector witnessed remarkable growth during Congress regime

Golden Era
Today’s stable market growth of IT and ITES exports from both the states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana can be genuinely attributed to the policies adopted by the Congress regime in the state. During Congress tenure in the state the IT sector has recorded a remarkable growth in terms of exports, income and employment generation. From the year 2004 to 2010 the IT sector has recorded a regular growth pattern thus giving Hyderabad a unique global recognition altogether. So much so that the state had recorded the growth of 48 per cent as against the national average of 33 per cent in IT exports. Not only Hyderabad but Visakhapatnam and other cities were also developed and were developed as IT hubs in such a way that those were recognized by the global market. If we look back into the history
Congress had brought smiles on farmers’ faces

Congress had brought smiles on farmers’ faces

Golden Era
The Congress rule in the then united Andhra Pradesh was undoubtedly the best governance people of the state have ever witnessed from the time India got independence. Congress party has genuinely worked for the welfare of all the sections of society. From education to agriculture and IT exports have seen a tremendous growth during the Congress rule in the state. Most importantly the agriculture production during the Congress regime was enhanced, of course by virtue of good rains along with the farmer friendly policies of the government. Congress government had waived off the electricity and loans of the farmers besides providing them free electricity across the state. Quality seeds were provided for every Kharif and Rabi seasons that has resulted in higher produce. Moreover, state governm...
2004-2014: The Golden Era of Development

2004-2014: The Golden Era of Development

Golden Era
After the nine years of Telugu Desam rule in united Andhra Pradesh during 1995 to 2003, Congress party came to power with a thumping majority and of course with a spree of welfare schemes for the people. People of the state heaved a sigh of relief after a long and distressful rule of the Telugu Desam. Immediate after coming to power Congress government started working for the welfare of people as per the poll promises. The first file being singed by the then chief minister YS Rajashekhar Reddy was a file related to power bills arrears and free power supply. The blanket benefit under this scheme extended to all the 23 lakh agriculture pumpsets in the State regardless of the extent of landholding, type of crop and land, pumpset capacity and whether farmer is big or small. People of the sta...
Rajiv Arogyasri: A Congress scheme which ensured ‘Health for All’

Rajiv Arogyasri: A Congress scheme which ensured ‘Health for All’

Golden Era
Hyderabad: Rajiv Arogyasri was launched in Mahabubnagar district on 1 April 2007 by the then Congress Government. The government created Aarogyasri Health Care Trust and allocated Rs. 5000 crores in the first year. Aarogyasri Scheme is a unique Community Health Insurance Scheme being implemented in State. The scheme provides financial protection to families living below poverty line upto Rs. 2 lakhs in a year for the treatment of serious ailments requiring hospitalization and surgery. 938 treatments are covered under the scheme. The objective of the scheme is to improve access of BPL families to quality medical care for treatment of identified diseases involving hospitalization, surgeries and therapies through an identified network of health care providers. The scheme provides coverage fo...
Congress schemes touched the people’s hearts

Congress schemes touched the people’s hearts

Golden Era
Hyderabad: After the nine years of Telugu Desam rule in united Andhra Pradesh during 1995 to 2003, Congress party came to power with a thumping majority and of course with a spree of welfare schemes for the people. People of the state heaved a sigh of relief after a long and distressful rule of the Telugu Desam. Immediate after coming to power Congress government started working for the welfare of people as per the poll promises. The first file signed by the then chief minister YS Rajashekhar Reddy was a file related to power bills arrears and free power supply. The blanket benefit under this scheme extended to all the 23 lakh agriculture pumpsets in the State regardless of the extent of landholding, type of crop and land, pumpset capacity and whether farmer is big or small. People of th...
PM’s New 15-Point Programme for Minorities

PM’s New 15-Point Programme for Minorities

Golden Era
As the then Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji introduced PM’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities with the following objectives: (A) Enhancing opportunities for Education (1) Equitable availability of ICDS Services A certain percentage of the ICDS projects and Anganwadi Centres will be located in blocks/villages with a  substantial population of minority communities to ensure that the benefits of  this scheme are equitably available to such communities also. (2) Improving access to School Education Under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Scheme, and other similar Government schemes, it will be ensured that a  certain percentage of all such schools are located in villages/localities having  a substantial population of minority communit